September 6, 2019

How Long do I Have to File a Washington State Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Industrial Injury: One Year

Industrial injury claims must be filed within one year after the day of the injury. Ultimately, the responsibility for filing the claim rests with the injured worker. See RCW 51.28.050.


Occupational Diseases: Two Years

Occupational disease claims must be filed within two years following the date the worker had written notice from a doctor that an occupational disease exists and a claim for disability benefits may be filed. See RCW 51.28.055.